I’m a licensed psychotherapist practicing in Bozeman, Montana. I earned my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate University in Los Angeles, California where I completed my traineeship serving the Los Angeles area at the David H. Fox Counseling Center. Here I gained intensive experience treating patients with a wide variety of psychological disorders including: depression and anxiety, relationship distress, bipolar disorders I and II, Borderline Personality Disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. I gained clinical experience within in-patient psychiatric settings at Del Amo Hospital in Torrence, California and Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California. I completed my private practice internship under the clinical supervision of Dr. Laurel Wiig PhD, LMFT in Porter Ranch, California, and Susan Levin MA, LMFT in Encino, California.
My research thesis explored the effect of psychodynamic therapy on adult victims of complex childhood trauma. I conceptualize and treat patients from both psychoanalytic and attachment oriented perspectives. I’m certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) for the treatment of acute trauma, and have specialized training in the relationship modality of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT). My Masters concentration is in Mindfulness and the in-depth study of the neurological processes of relational attachment. I was trained by Postpartum Support International for the treatment of postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. I’m an avid reader of both traditional and cutting-edge psychological advances, and deeply enjoy the psycho-educational aspect of my work with clients.
My private practice is in Bozeman, Montana. I have been married for 16 years and am currently raising my high-school, middle-school and elementary-aged children. My personal experience with navigating the unique challenges of marriage and parenting greatly expand my work as a psychotherapist. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like a consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.